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Restaurant review: Poco Loco Mexican Cantina, Limassol

By Stephanie Robb

Limassol has it’s share of Mexican restaurants, all adding their own flare to the concept, but one never actually stood out as an authentic Mexican cantina until now. Poco Loco has changed the game with its salsa infused atmosphere and vibrant décor that is set to lighten anyone’s mood.

Housed in an old mansion, it has a deep contrast with its exterior, but does not fail to marry tradition with a flare of Mexican vibrancy. What is great about the fact that its confines are a mansion is the separation of different sections of the restaurant, ensuring a sense of intimacy for the dining experience. However, the room separation does make contacting the staff relatively difficult, but with constant supervision of every table they manage to keep most customers satisfied.

If you are an avid Mexican fan, then the menu will not disappoint. For starters, the clear options are first and foremost a dish of chimichangas or quesadillas. The chimichangas are made with deep fried tortillas, topped with cheese and filled with chicken or mince meat. The mince is seasoned to perfection and so soft it melts in the mouth, making it a starter that is hard to compete with. Another option can be the chicken or beef nachos, served in an impressive clay bowl; however I wouldn’t recommend them to the nacho fans out there as the cheese had barely melted and there were actual chunks of cheese left behind and the nachos were too salty to leave any room to taste the pico de gallo, sour cream, and guacamole.

In the main course domain, there were so many options to choose from that it made it almost impossible to make a decision. In the end we stuck to the old favourites; mainly tasting the chicken fajitas. The succulent chicken was perfectly cooked, and spicy and tender enough to please any taste bud. The accompaniment of coloured peppers added an extra dimension to the dish.

Regardless of how satisfied we were with the dish, what put a damper on the whole experience were the quite small tortillas. The portions were rather small.

Another option are the Costillas, which come in a portion that will satisfy anyone. The rack of spare ribs is smothered in homemade barbecue sauce providing it with a juicy, rich taste that is hard to compete with. Team all these with one of their amazing margaritas and you are good to go.

All in all, Poco Loco is a great restaurant to enjoy that salsa, Mexican ambiance that is sure to put a smile on anyone’s face. It certainly cannot be missed!

VITAL STATISTICS
SPECIALTY Mexican
PRICE € 20 – 30 per person
WHERE Odos Eirinis 141, Limassol
CONTACT 70005626

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